Ehem! Wall Of Text ALERT!
I'm afraid this subject I intend to bring up has already a first class seat to the graveyard but it needs to be said... Specially by me! This is not something that bothers me deep enough, but enough is enough...Let a freak speak!>_>
The forum is filled with hypocrisy and bigoted tards, as this manga inevitably attracts a fair amount of those people to the audience. Some serious, some joking. When someone posts a serious thread to express their opinion on a serious matter that he\her feels passioned about it'll either be agreed with as long as it supports you're favorite character or it'll be bound to be brought down since you're supporting a character that I dislike.
Very few are open minded, even if they disagree, they don't block any possibilities to the idea, and if there aren't any possibilities they try and inform the poster how and why there aren't any, while not disrespecting.
but those are overshadowed by the immaturity that declares a character = shit because they're not an unstoppable force who will never suffer a set-back of a defeat.
And trying to yell down the mob of stupidity on the internet is like yelling at the ocean, expecting the tides to recede. Will never happen. This I have learned since I'm not a solid rock myself...
The ones who are trolling will eat up your frustration like the bored parasites they are. And the other ones are too young and/or simpleminded to be changed anyhow.
Try looking for a good open minded thread filled with good theories/facts and worth is getting more and more rare.
All I see is VS this VS that... And Polls who say;
'Strongest in Narutoverse of all time'
while all the options you have is "Madara, Pain, Itachi, Sasuke and Naruto' or worse. And it gets more tiering when such limited simpleminded threads are taken serious.
Aahh me and my Orochimaru 'obsession' as some would call it...
See, I have been standing behind Orochimaru from start. When he was supposedly defeated and slaughtered by Sasuke, he had my full support. After he was inside Sasuke, almost everyone forgot about his existence and they kept claiming he was fodder, while I was attempting to remind them that he was no near fodder, he will make his return, I must admit. It seemed impossible since Sasukes will was portrayed as unbeatable. So Orochimaru was "dead".
What happened? I was right, he was back.
And yet again he was defeated by Itachi. People kept calling him, less then a fodder. Claiming he was d.e.a.d. And is now gone and should rest in piece.
Databook stated hes presence was inside Kabuto, thus made my confidence in believing in him even higher.
Example, When Kirabi was presumed to be owned by Sasuke, his popularity here immediately declined. Prior to that, you couldn't count the threads proclaiming him as awesome and win, but when Amaterasu rolled around, they were silenced. A couple chapters later, he's revived, and so was his popularity.
I was not one of the people who hated on him, I liked him and will still like him as a character even if he were to be defeated by Konohamaru.
The reason I like Orochimaru is because of the way Kishi created him every step. He is not invincibly, yet the possesses the potential, he will fail and he is not good, he is not nice to everyone thus he is bound to be unpopular, but most people fail to see the point of his entity.
Ambition and dreams. Goals. Things one must exist for. Even Kishi stated in the databook:
That ambition will never crumble!
How Orochimaru could cross over the line of death to achieve "rebirth". The source of his tenacity is power of the "white snake" which governs rebirth.
I admire people who fallow a certain character threw out the series and understand\relate\ be pleased with the actions that Kishi gives these characters... I know many reasonable Sasuke fans, Itachi fans, Gai fans, Tsunade fans, Jiraya fans... Whoever....And quite some of them that would debate me for hours on how I'm wrong. Yet still agree on disagreeing. Show some consistency. Accept logical reasonings... Some even change my mind on many things that I seem to not notice. Those are respectable, but there seem to be quit few of them here...
Take a look;
over 300 Uchiha threads and theories...
So what happens when I make Orochimaru thread to express my opinion?
This is just 0,1% out of 1000 bashing and naggings..
Some claim, all I do is make Oro threads. Well I beg to differ:
And even more.... Also everyone knows my polls are not limited to the options I prefer to be up there. So anyone who claim I only make Oro threads is obviously playing ignorant...
Don't misread this thread, I didn't intend to specifically help or anything, I intended to bring out the problem with the people who flip sides, troll, and play deaf... and to show my appreciation for the open minded people who contribute with solid stuff and know how to separate seriousness from humor.
People who replace denial with acceptance of the possibilities of theories.
The people I respect the most are the one's who are faithful to a character. When their favorite character is down, wish them support, and when their at the top of his game cheer them on. And don't slander them when things look its roughest.